By Russell Kuhlman, Reno
Over the past year, it’s become apparent just how much Nevadans value our public lands for our mental and physical health. At a time of stress and worry, so many of us have found solace in the outdoors, whether going on a walk in our neighborhoods or hiking Southern Nevada’s public lands.
It’s important that we take action to safeguard these lands, both so we can pass down our legacy to the next generation and for the wildlife that call these places home. Our entire congressional delegation sees this need too — they recently authored a bill that would protect 2 million acres in Southern Nevada. This would protect places like the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and expand Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
These lands are Southern Nevada’s outdoor heritage and I applaud the effort to make sure that generations of Nevadans enjoy and explore these places.